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Official Gazette

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Tags: MOLISA
Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment
The State would provide financial support for employees to cover expenses for examination and treatment of occupational diseases, according to a draft decree guiding the Law on Occupational Safety and Health regarding occupational accident and disease insurance
Retirement age may go up due to trade deals Retirement age may go up due to trade deals
The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers rights Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers’ rights
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is still working on draft amendments to the 2012 Labor Code, focusing on such issues as the Code’s governing scope, wage and overtime working hours, special labor, establishment of industrial relations, and unscheduled inspection.
Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light
The retirement age of Vietnamese laborers, which is currently 60 for men and 55 for women, will be increased, according to a resolution on social insurance policy reform adopted this month by the Party Central Committee at its seventh plenum.
Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms
Businesses would likely narrow the pay gap among employees and recalculate wage scale based on productivity at work instead of seniority.
MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers
As from January 1, 2018, foreign workers in Vietnam would be required to pay premiums for three among five social insurance regimes, namely sickness, maternity and occupational disease.
Retirement age to rise in 2021 Retirement age to rise in 2021
The retirement age in Vietnam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, beginning in January 2021, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) proposed.
Prosecutors want changes in law investigation methods to handle sexual abuse of children Prosecutors want changes in law, investigation methods to handle sexual abuse of children
The Supreme People’s Procuracy, the nation’s premier prosecuting agency, has requested changes in the Penal Code to facilitate investigations into and legal proceedings against child sex abuse suspects.
Ministry proposes revision of the Labor Code to be more beneficial for employees Ministry proposes revision of the Labor Code to be more beneficial for employees
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has recently proposed amendment of the 2012 Labor Code’s provisions concerning incentives for employers of female employees, overtime work, strike, and settlement of social insurance regimes for employees whose employers owe social insurance premiums.
Ministry moots insurance cuts to help businesses Ministry moots insurance cuts to help businesses
Businesses could have their contributions to funds for labor accidents, occupational diseases and unemployment reduced by half under a new Government proposal.

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